An Ohio woman has found herself in trouble with the law due to the conditions of her home. Police received complaints about a strong odor coming from this individual’s apartment. What they found inside resulted in the woman being charged with child endangerment. A criminal law attorney may be able to help this individual navigate the court system.

According to a recent news report, police visited the home of the 31-year-old woman back in July. Upon approaching her front door, officers claim they could smell a strong odor coming from inside. When they entered the apartment, they claim to have found several bags of trash, spoiled food and dirty beds. The accused was home with her three children when authorities entered. She and her kids were removed and taken to her sister’s home.

Since their removal, the accused has cleaned up her home, and she and her children have been allowed to return. Despite taking the action needed to keep her children and return home, she is still facing child endangerment charges. The consequences associated with a conviction can be significant.

Those accused in criminal law cases like this — whether in Ohio or elsewhere — have a lot on the line. How this woman chooses to approach her case matters, and her actions from here on out could have a significant impact on her life and the lives of her children. An experienced criminal defense attorney can assist this individual make informed decisions about her situation and also help her fight for the best outcome possible.